Compare And Contrast Language 1

Topics: Linguistics, Cross-cultural communication, Grammar Pages: 5 (324 words) Published: March 5, 2015

Compare and contrast Language

Objectives:
Identify and practice comparative language in three forms: comparatives & superlatives, similarities, sentence connectors

Form One:
*Comparatives & superlatives

1. Text A is longer than text B
2. Text C is the longest
3. Text A is more informal
4. Text B uses more difficult language
5. Text C is the most academic

*See appendix A for grammar rules

Form Two
Similarities – both, each, either and neither

Text A and text B are both published online
Both text A and text B are published online

Each text describes cultural misunderstandings
They each describe cultural misunderstandings

*Students would benefit from reading either text A or text B Students would benefit from reading either text

*Neither text A nor text B gives enough evidence to support their claims Neither text gives enough evidence to support their claims

*Note the ‘either or’ – ‘neither nor’ structure

Form Three
Sentence connectors – to link two independent clauses

Comparison
Contrast
too
but
also
although
similarly
however
likewise
whereas

while

in contrast

on the other hand

Start or middle position
Although / whereas / while text C is the longest, text A uses more complex language.

Text C is the longest, although / whereas / while text A uses more complex language.

Middle position
Text C is the longest but text A uses more complex language.

Text C focuses on cultural communication. Likewise/ Similarly text B looks at intercultural communication.

Text C is the longest. In contrast,/On the other hand,/However, text A uses more complex language.

Text C is the longest; in contrast,/on the other hand,/however, text A uses more complex language.

Middle or end position
Cultural communication is the focus of text B and also text C.

Cultural communication is the focus of text B and text C also.

End position
Cultural communication is the focus of text B and text C too.

Text C focuses on cultural communication. Text A looks at intercultural communication too. APPENDIX A
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